Adopted Daughter

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Adopted Daughter
GenreSoap Opera
Country of originUSA
Language(s)English
Home station WOW
StarringJettabee Ann Hopkins
Alan Bunce
AnnouncerArt Miller
Written byJettabee Ann Hopkins
Sponsored by J. C. Penney

Adopted Daughter was a radio soap opera in the United States. It premiered in 1937 on station WOW in Omaha, Nebraska, and moved to NBC's Midwest regional network in 1939. It was broadcast there five times a week for two years. The show was sponsored by J. C. Penney. [1] Billboard magazine noted that the program was J.C. Penney's "first use of radio on a national basis." After 26 successful weeks on WOW, the program would be carried on 16 stations via transcription. [2]

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Contents

Plot

Based on a series of skits called The Jangles, the story of Adopted Daughter centered on Jerry Jangles, a "courageous young wife who fights for home and happiness." [3]

Cast

The cast included Jettabee Ann Hopkins (who also wrote the program) and Alan Bunce. The announcer was Art Miller. [4]

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References

  1. Cox, Jim (2005). Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas. Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN   0-8108-5323-X. P. 22.
  2. "Penney Goes National". Broadcasting. March 15, 1939. P. 22.
  3. Dunning, John (1976). Tune in Yesterday: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925–1976. Prentice-Hall. ISBN   0-13-932616-2. P. 5.
  4. "Adopted Daughter". OTRRpedia. Retrieved 4 March 2014.